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Who will help rebuild the city of Raqqa?

Who will help rebuild the city of Raqqa?

Image copyright Getty Images It’s a year since the Syrian city of Raqqa was freed from the grip of the group known as Islamic State. Evidence of the brutal battle to dislodge the extremists is visible everywhere you look. But the fear of the people who’ve returned to this broken city is that the rest […]

Kenyan crypto-currency pioneer: 'I make my money from Bitcoin and tasty roast meat'

Kenyan crypto-currency pioneer: 'I make my money from Bitcoin and tasty roast meat'

The towering vista of Mount Kenya provides an unlikely backdrop to a tech-savvy Kenyan restaurant that has embraced crypto-currencies as a form of payment. Betty’s Place specialises in “nyama choma”, a lip-smacking goat meat barbeque that is a firm favourite amongst Kenyans. Located in the rural town of Nyeri, about 150km (90 miles) outside the […]

Clemson University: Floor collapse injures 30 in South Carolina

Clemson University: Floor collapse injures 30 in South Carolina

Image copyright EVN Image caption Those there screamed as the floor collapsed At least 30 people were injured when a floor collapsed at a party at Clemson University, South Carolina. The Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity annual homecoming party was just getting started when the floor gave way. Police said some of the attendees broke bones […]

Australia sexual abuse: Survivors gather to hear national apology

Australia sexual abuse: Survivors gather to hear national apology

Image copyright ROYAL COMMISSION INTO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE Image caption Messages from survivors were published by the inquiry last year Survivors of child sexual abuse in Australia are gathering to hear a national apology. Hundreds of victims and their supporters have arrived in Canberra for the apology, to be given by Prime Minister Scott Morrison […]

Indianapolis zoo lioness kills father of her three cubs

Indianapolis zoo lioness kills father of her three cubs

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lioness Zuri had lived with Nyack for eight years and the zoo said the two had never shown aggression before A lioness has killed the father of her three cubs in their pen at a zoo in the US, officials say. Zuri, 12, attacked 10-year-old Nyack and staff at Indianapolis […]

US tourists die as Costa Rica rafts capsize

US tourists die as Costa Rica rafts capsize

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Quepos area on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast is popular with foreign tourists Four US tourists have died in Costa Rica after a rafting accident on a swollen river on Saturday, officials have said. A fifth person, a local tourist, is also missing. “Fourteen tourists and three guides on […]

Migrant caravan on the move from Mexico-Guatemala border

Migrant caravan on the move from Mexico-Guatemala border

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCaravan migrants illegally cross into Mexico Thousands of people travelling across Central America en masse to the US have resumed their journey to enter the country from southern Mexico. Early on Sunday, a large group started walking northwards from the city of Ciudad Hidalgo. The Mexican authorities […]

Russia nuclear treaty: Gorbachev warns Trump plan will undermine disarmament

Russia nuclear treaty: Gorbachev warns Trump plan will undermine disarmament

Image copyright Reuters and EPA Image caption Mr Gorbachev has questioned the sense of withdrawing from the INF Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says US President Trump’s plan to withdraw from a key Cold War nuclear weapons treaty is a reversal of efforts to achieve nuclear disarmament. Mr Gorbachev – who signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear […]

Legendary mountain team's 1921 Everest album

Legendary mountain team's 1921 Everest album

Image copyright RGS-IBG/Salto-Ulbeek Image caption A member of the expedition relaxes with his pipe British mountaineer George Mallory took his last breath on the imperious slopes of Everest in 1924. But three years before that, he made history as part of the first British reconnaissance expedition to the world’s highest peak. Led by soldier and […]

Jamal Khashoggi death: Saudis' explanation challenged

Jamal Khashoggi death: Saudis' explanation challenged

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist’s disappearance and death Saudi Arabia is facing growing demands for more answers over the death of writer Jamal Khashoggi. The UK’s Brexit minister was the latest to call the explanation Mr Khashoggi had died after a “fist fight” in […]